Friday, May 28, 2010

Clipboard project

This past Sunday afternoon my upline Denise, her upline Ruth, a friend Dodie and I got together to make clipboard projects. Each design was the sole idea of the designer and did we have fun with this project! We all used Stampin'Up products, but I found a sheet of unknown maker printed paper that spoke to me and this is what I came up with. The soft green plaid paper covers the back of the clipboard and edges of the front. The flower was on the other side of the patterned piece so I cut out the flower mounted it on SU Night of Navy to make it stand out and added it to the front panel. I used the swirl stamp from Baroque Motifs to accent the design in Night of Navy Craft ink on the front panel. The panel was created from the fabulous new Presto Patterns Specialty paper which is in the new Summer Mini Catalog. This paper is white with a lusterous sheen giving the imagination full range on how to use it! I chose the criss-cross design brayering it in Rose Red to bring out the pattern and a soft subtle look. To complete the clipboard I punched small flowers from the Boho flowers punch added pearls from the Pretties Kit which were also put on the large flower and swirls for accent. Paper was placed inside the pen casing and tied to the clipboard with stretchy silver cord.

We had a great time with this project!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Going, going, gone!

As many of you know Stampin'Up is updating their color lineup. For those who use Stampin'Up products, you may want to take a look at the new and retiring colors and order those you love before they are gone. The ink pads, re-inkers, markers, pencils, chalks and cardstock will be sold on a While Supplies Last basis beginning June 1 and ending June 30. As of then they will be gone, gone, gone!! I will miss many of the retiring colors that I use regularly, but have enough to last me awhile for personal use. If you don't have an SU demo and would like to get your favorite colors, please click on the links at the side of my blog one will take you to my SU web site for ordering.

The new catalog which will be available July 1st will have some scrumptious new shades for you to choose as well as the most popular returning colors. There will also be 5 new In-Colors added to the lineup. Why change? Stampin'Up has to change to keep up with current trends just as other companies have done in order to keep competitive with today's market. For those of you who use many companies' products, you know what I mean.

I know that I am late posting the links to the changes the reason being that I just figured out how to link the pdf. with the pictures...I can be a little computer challenged at times.... If I can be of any assistance, please contact me.

Friday, May 14, 2010

for my Special Friend

A few months ago I used this card front for an SU demo swap, leaving it plain so that I could choose the wording when I finished the card. My oldest and dearest friend has a birthday on May 18th and thought this would make a nice birthday card for her. I added the stamp Birthday Hugs & Wishes from the "Hugs & Wishes" stamp set, added a white cs base and added some SU dsp for a background. All Stampin'Up products were used as follows Colors: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery; Punches: Scallop Corner, 2 step Bird; Embosslets: Flower Burst, Beautiful Wings; Clear Rhinestone brad; glue dots; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; 2-way glue.

The message inside is not stamped but written personally for the recipient as I usually do. Barb and I go back to being in elementary school together, but we didn't become close friends until high school. Though we rarely see each other we have continued to keep in touch and continue a true friendship throughout the years. She is the sister I never had, my prayer partner, advice giver and support through illness and loss of parents. I hope I have been the same kind of friend to her as well.